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15 Design Tips to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

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Pop quiz – What’s the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much does a basic bathroom remodel cost? And how do you pick out the right vanity? If your answers to these questions are some combination of “What?” “Huh?” and “Um … ,” don’t worry. You’re not alone.

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How To Help Your Aging Parents Stay Safe At Home

Forbes.com, Northwestern MutualVoice Team 12/9/14

Nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. But as people get older, that becomes increasingly difficult. In the next 12 months, more than one in three people age 65 or older will fall, according to the National Institutes for Health and CDC. A new movement aims to help you keep your parents safe in their homes as they age. It’s called aging in place.

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5 Tips For Universal Design

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Dec. 1, 2014

 

Alure Home Improvement’s Kitchen & Bath Designer Sherry Gossett shares her five tips for universal design. She’s got a lot of helpful information for homeowners to consider. (more…)

Baby Boomers, Who Are More Successful as Entrepreneurs, Are Great Startup Assets

http://www.entrepreneur.com/

OCTOBER 24, 2014

One of the biggest myths in the business world is that start-ups are no place for Baby Boomers, that aging generation born between 1945 and 1964. They couldn’t possibly understand the new social-media culture, new technologies or have the determination to beat their younger counterparts in the market. Yet credible reports on current trends tell us just the opposite. (more…)

Becoming Accessible: Transforming A Bathroom For Aging In Place

Study: The Aging of the Population Will Have Unexpected Economic, Environmental and Health Benefits

http://nationswell.com

As we all know, America’s population is getting older and older. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, by 2030 there will be 72.1 million people over age 65 in this country — more than double what there was in 2000.

With more of the population enjoying greater free time, there could be a surge in innovators and entrepreneurs.

With more of the population enjoying greater free time, there could be a surge in innovators and entrepreneurs.

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What Happens When You Have One Of Those a-ha Moments

http://www.stayinplace.org

Recently, a client of one of our DAASE members – we will call her Barbara – had one of those “a-ha” moments. But a little background first.Barbara is one of the 76 million Baby Boomers who are in “age-denial” and as such, don’t see a need – nor have a desire – for incorporating design features in the home that would permit them to “age in place”… or what we as DAASE members prefer to say… “Stay In Place.” (more…)

How Architects Design For An Aging Population

By Shelly Little freshhome.com

The growth in the number of adults  65 years and older will double over the next 25 years. This statistic creates a demographic that is unprecedented in America’s history, as stated in The State of Aging and Health in America.

The aging population prefers smaller homes with little to no-step entries. Image Source: Leland Grp

The aging population prefers smaller homes with little to no-step entries. Image Source: Leland Grp

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Home is Where the Heart Is – The Benefits of Aging in Place

As people get older and start needing day-to-day assistance, they must first decide what form that assistance should take: should a registered caregiver visit daily or weekly, should a home monitoring system be installed, or is it time to make the move to assisted living?

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Resources from the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging on National Fall Prevention Awareness Day and State Coalitions

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trama.  Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence.  To recognize this critical issue, at the state level SRC 77 was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. (more…)